As I had a complete brain freeze of what to blog about today, I thought I'd complete a self-interview so you lovely visitors can learn a little more about me...here goes!
1. Tell us 4 things most readers wouldn't know about you.
- I love to knit
- I have a phobia of bridges
- I regularly eat four jelly donuts from our local bakery in one sitting ;)
- I was rescued by helicopter from a hotel roof during the 2010 French floods
2.What is your favorite genre to read? and what is your favorite genre to write?
My favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense – although a close second is historical from either the Tudor or Victorian eras.
3. What is the most challenging aspect of writing romantic suspense?
The plotting! I LOVE writing romantic suspense but getting the suspense thread and relationship thread right is tricky. I start out with a sketchy plan but it always ends up completely different thaN I thought at the beginning. ‘Upping the stakes’ is the most important element and I constantly worry about it.
4. If you could be a character in any of your novels, which one would you be?
I love Cat in Finding Justice – she’s a feisty, hardworking cop who has all sorts of personal problems going on. Yet she manages to balance them and keep her heart in the right place. I really enjoyed creating her and telling her story. She’s the protagonist of book one in my ongoing series with Harlequin, but also features in books two and three.
5. What is your favorite book?
For a classic – Gone With The Wind
For modern – The Chesapeake series by Nora Roberts or The Virgin River series by Robyn Carr
The next book in my Templeton Cove Stories series is out in September and available for pre-order. Here's the blurb & links:
She's back to right her wrongs
When Tanya Todd returns to Templeton Cove, she knows better than to expect a warm welcome. She burned a few bridges on her way out of town, and making amends won't be easy. First on her list is the man whose heart she carelessly shattered, Liam Browne.
Seeing the successful criminal lawyer after all these years, Tanya is interested in more than just Liam's forgiveness. As they work together to bring the man who hurt her sister to justice, the attraction between them sizzles. Suddenly Tanya's second chance could include a future with Liam…if she can prove she's changed.